Former top attorney for the FBI James Baker had the best motive for suppressing the Twitter Files before Elon Musk canned his butt on Tuesday says a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show.
Miranda Devine told Carlson:
“It was pretty obvious that the Twitter files that had just been released were missing a crucial element. And that was the FBI. So, we surmised that somehow Elon Musk had redacted it or someone had withheld the information about the FBI.”
Matt Taibbi published the Twitter Files that documented the censorship of the October 2020 story from the New York Post about Hunter Biden’s laptop that would have been a game changer in the presidential election. Twitter censored the story, blocking the New York Post from accessing its account and suspension of other accounts that relayed the story, including the personal account of then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. They used the bogus excuse that it was hacked material.
Musk announced Baker’s firing on Tuesday due to concerns that he was trying to cover up some important facts in the case. Taibbi discovered an email Baker had written to justify the censorship of the laptop story:
Within the batch of documents, Taibbi discovered an email from Baker on how to handle the Hunter Biden laptop story:
“I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked. At this stage, however, it is reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted. There are some facts that indicate that the materials may have been hacked, while there are others indicating that the computer was either abandoned and/or the owner consented to allow the repair shop to access it for at least some purposes. We simply need more information.”
Devine told Carlson:
“The FBI, we knew, had pre-bunked to the social media platforms our story. Before it came out, they told them to expect a pile of Russian disinformation and Twitter was told by the FBI that we know from Yoel Roth, to expect that it would be in October and would probably refer to Hunter Biden.”
“So we knew that, there had to be something about that at Twitter, and yet there wasn’t in the Twitter files and it was pretty obvious who was suppressing the information, who was the person with the biggest motive, it was Twitter’s top lawyer James Baker, who as you just said had been the top lawyer at the FBI, the quarterback of the FBI-Russia collusion scandal.”
Baker, who approved surveillance on Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, based on the since-discredited Steele Dossier, joined Twitter after leaving the FBI in June 2020. Baker reportedly vetted the documents released to Taibbi, leading to a delay of over 90 minutes from a planned 5 p.m. release Friday, according to Taibbi.
“Lo and behold, he shows up in Twitter five months before the 2020 election and lo and behold, one little element did come out in the Twitter Files Friday night,” Devine said. “It was this one email that had the date and time removed from it very peculiarly. But it was from James Baker and it was weighing in on the decision of the morning of Oct. 14th 2020, a few hours after our story came out. And there was James Baker weighing in on the side of censorship, no surprise.”
Carlson noted that the story about the censorship of the report on Hunter Biden’s laptop was about corruption of the FBI and federal law enforcement.